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A recording of the December 5thMedicare Physician Fee Schedule webinar has been posted on the Medicare Program page on ASCO Practice Central.
The Physician Compare 30-day preview period is now open. You can preview your 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information before it will appear on Physician Compare profile pages and in the Downloadable Database. You can access the secured preview through the Quality Payment Program website. The 30-day preview period will close on December 31, 2018 at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST).  Check out the resources below on how to preview your data:
CMS recently posted new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) resources to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:  
CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) will be hosting a Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Understanding 3 Key Topics call on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET. The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule final rule is estimated to increase the amount of time doctors and other clinicians spend with their patients by reducing the burden of Medicare paperwork. During this call, CMS experts will briefly cover three provisions and address questions on the following:
On October 30, CMS removed the Quality Payment Program (QPP) resources from CMS.gov to the newly redesigned QPP Resource Library on qpp.cms.gov. The new design includes a search function that allows you to search for resources by year, reporting track, performance category, and document type such as fact sheet, user guide, and measure specifications.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) outlining reimbursement changes for 2019. CMS estimates that the overall impact will be a one percent reimbursement cut for the hematology/oncology and radiation/oncology specialties in 2019.
CMS will host a MLN Connects® National Provider Call about Physician Compare on October 30, 2018 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM ET. Learn more about Physician Compare and the public reporting of 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information. The Physician Compare preview period allows clinicians and groups to review their performance information before it is publicly reported on the Physician Compare website.
ASCO submitted in depth comments highlighting its concerns and recommending potential solutions in response to the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule.